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Date: August 19, 2021
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Nearly 50 Foster Garvey attorneys have been named in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© and list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which are based on exhaustive peer-review evaluations.

Of the 38 Foster Garvey attorneys named in the 2022 Best Lawyers, four were further honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction. Those individuals include:

The 2022 Best Lawyers list also includes inaugural listings for Daniel L. Keppler (Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Securities) and Richard Black (Technology Law). 

Published since 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list was launched in last year’s 2021 edition to acknowledge remarkable attorneys with fewer than 10 years of experience in private practice. Eleven Foster Garvey attorneys received this distinction in the 2022 edition.

Foster Garvey attorneys included in the 2022 Best Lawyers list are:  


    • Joseph Arellano – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Litigation - Securities
    • Jason M. Ayres – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Larry J. Brant – Tax Law
    • Christine P. Brown – Trusts and Estates
    • Vincent P. Cacciottoli – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Joy Ellis – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Cynthia M. Fraser – Arbitration and Mediation
    • Daniel L. Keppler – Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Securities
    • Steven D. Nofziger – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Tax Law
    • Tara J. Schleicher – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Paul H. Trinchero – Litigation - Securities
    • Joseph W. West – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Real Estate Law
    • Matthew J. Yium – Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants


Washington, D.C.:

Foster Garvey attorneys named to the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list are:

    • Sarah Carlin Ames – Oregon; Communications Law and Immigration Law
    • Jeanne Barenholtz – New York; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Joshua Bloomgarden – New York; Corporate Law, Entertainment and Sports Law, and Intellectual Property Law
    • Devra Cohen – Washington; Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, and Litigation - Environmental
    • Peter Evalds – Oregon; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Tax Law
    • Tacy Hass – Washington; Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental and Real Estate Law
    • Zachary King – Washington; Tax Law
    • Lee Marchisio – Washington; Municipal Law and Public Finance Law
    • Kelly Mennemeier – Washington; Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Kara Steger – New York; Communications Law
    • Dan Youngblut – Washington; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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